Myofascial Therapy: What it is & What it does

Myofascial Release is a therapeutic message & stretching technique that focuses on soft tissue & fascia, the thin tissue that covers muscles. Myofacial Release (MR), simply put, is the slow stretching of the fascia to help it relax & return to a comfortable & healthy tension. MR is an excellent option for people in chronic musculoskeletal pain. It is also known to be extraordinarily relaxing and lift the mood of the recipient.

The list of benefits of Myofascial Release Therapy is rapidly growing. Some benefits are medically proven, and some are still in research phase, but there’s a long list of benefits that are widely & increasingly accepted by the medical community. Here are some of our favorites:

Muscle/Body Pain Relief

MR is an amazing way to gain relief from a number of sore body issues—like back, neck, knee, & shoulder pain. By stretching the facial tissue, muscles are free to return to their natural position, alleviating a great deal of tension that can cause pain.

Reduce Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia

While MR is not a cure for Fibromyalgia, it can help reduce the effects of it. Because Fibromyalgia causes a great deal of muscular & joint pain & tension, regularly having myofascial therapy can significantly contribute to the relief of related pain. In addition, by relieving the tension, MR therapy can help alleviate the muscular fatigue associated with fibromyalgia.

Feeling Better = Happier

It may seem like a given, but people in less pain tend to be happier. In addition, the relaxation provided by massage and MR doesn’t just alleviate stress on bones & joints, but people who tend to have relaxed bodies tend to be more relaxed in everyday life.

Health Benefits

While studies are still in progress, the anecdotal support for numerous health benefits associated with myofascial release therapy is strong. A large number of people who have gone through MR therapy also have experienced lowered heart rate, lower cortisol levels & lowered blood pressure.


Everyday, more researched evidence brings light & medical community support to the benefits of myofascial release therapy—and you can get it done right here at Full Body Balancing!